Meet Juliette … the newest addition to Pet Paw-See Rescue. In late August, (8.26.19) a very nice man rescued her at Carl’s Auto Care. Her front right leg was pinned between a wooden pallet and plastic milk crate. Her bottom was covered in her own urine and feces, meaning she had probably been stuck all weekend. Pet Paw-See received a call yesterday evening and she was taken to the emergency vet. They did x-rays and nothing looks broken or fractured. However, she does have nerve damage and most likely cannot feel anything in her leg since she just drags it. There is a possibility of the nerves coming back, but it’s not likely, and we may be looking at amputation in the future. She is about 5-6 weeks old and a whopping one pound. She is currently in a loving foster home who will work at getting her healthy and strong.
UPDATE 9.2.19 Yesterday morning, Juliette’s foster mom noticed something strange on Juliette’s hurt elbow. The foster mom looked closer and could see some sort of pus coming out. She was taken to the vet immediately and they shaved the area to take a closer look. They saw that her elbow had split open overnight due to the pressure of swelling from having it stuck in the wooden pallet a few days before. They ended up sedating her and stitching it back up. She now gets to wear a cute little kitten sweater while she heals to make sure she doesn’t mess with her switches. She’s in good spirits this morning and seems to be feeling better! The vet said she’s now able to feel in her leg, which is very good because there’s a better chance the nerves will recover and hopefully amputation will not be needed. She is still not using her paw the way she should, but time will tell!
UPDATE 9.16.19 Juliette is using her leg more and more! Such good news!